14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Florence
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Kilwa Masoko
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Mafia Island
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
4
Arusha
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Florence

1
night
Paje, Zanzibar Island

Paje ©
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park.

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Florence, Italy to Paje is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Florence to Paje, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Florence in April, you will find days in Paje are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kilwa Masoko.

Things to do in Paje

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
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Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park ©
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park

1
night
Kilwa Masoko

Kilwa Masoko ©
Kilwa Masoko is a port town on the Indian Ocean in southeastern Tanzania. On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque of Kilwa and then head off the coast to Kilwa Kisiwani.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kilwa Masoko itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paje to Kilwa Masoko. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Kilwa Masoko

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site
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Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site ©
Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site
Great Mosque of Kilwa ©
Great Mosque of Kilwa

1
night
Mafia Island

A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
On the 25th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Mafia Island trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kilwa Masoko to Mafia Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Head to Shanga & Shanga Foundation and Cultural Arts Centrefor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tanzanite Experience and Central Market. Spend the 27th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and stop by Sidai Center Workshop & Retail Store.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Arusha route builder app .

You can fly from Mafia Island to Arusha in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shanga & Shanga Foundation ©
Shanga & Shanga Foundation
Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience

4
nights
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mtoni Palace Ruins and Fahari Zanzibar. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Uroa Bay. Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Kendwa and see Kendwa Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Coins Shop, explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Arusha to Zanzibar City in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, Zanzibar City is a bit warmer than Arusha - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Kendwa Beach, Uroa Bay
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay
Aromas of Zanzibar ©
Aromas of Zanzibar

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